Search Results: "Kathi Baron"


BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERED by Kathi Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2009

"Still, this poignant story of multigenerational abuse is a compelling read. (Fiction. 11-13)"
It ought to be the best day of 14-year-old Cassie's life—the day of her violin solo with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra—but her always-angry dad is more jittery than usual. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An immensely readable off-the-beaten path history."
Historian and travel writer Palmer spins the recherché story of a megalomaniac German Russian reactionary who invaded Mongolia during the Russian Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE BARON WAR by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of the series won't be disappointed if they're looking for more of the same."
The fourth in Sherman's novels about the Barons of Texas (Grass Kingdom, not reviewed, etc.), with the Civil War as a backdrop. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODY RED BARON by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Vampire-battle aces let slip the bats of war in this superior sequel to Anno-Dracula (1993), itself a benchmark for vampire fiction. Read full book review >

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THE POTATO BARON by John Thorndike
Released: May 30, 1989

Thorndike (Anna Delaney's Child, 1986) builds his smoothly constructed second novel around an 80's dilemma: in order to keep a marriage together, just how much does a man have to sacrifice for the sake of his wife's independence? Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A ROBBER BARON by Charles O’Brien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2013

"O'Brien's debut offers a pleasingly detailed look at the age of the robber barons along with enough strongly characterized suspects to keep readers guessing."
A well-born woman is forced to reinvent herself as a private detective in 1893 New York City. Read full book review >

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THE BARON IN THE TREES by Italo Calvino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1959

"A book for very special tastes."
A marvelous, bizarre, witty, and free-swinging fantasy concerning Cosimo, the eldest son of a noble family, who, in a moment of rebellion, vows to live out his life up in the trees-and does so. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN by Heinz Janisch
ADVENTURE
Released: May 30, 2010

"This is handsomely designed in picture-book format, but the font size and amount of text on each page make it a lengthy read-aloud choice for kids whose imaginations trip the light fantastic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Tales of Baron Munchausen have mostly belonged to previous generations, with a few books popping up now and then. Read full book review >

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THE WHISKEY BARON by Jon Sealy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though it could use a better title, this is a near-flawless effort by a writer to watch."
Sealy's stunning debut novel is a potent mashup of noir, Southern fiction and period novel, set in South Carolina during Prohibition. Read full book review >

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FLUFFY AND BARON by Laura Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"An author's note on the final page offers useful information on both domestic and wild ducks, including migration and the life cycle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rankin draws on her own childhood memories in this satisfying story of an unusual friendship between a German shepherd and a domestic duck. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT FLYING BARON ESTATE by Eric Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even sans actual rodents, just about as wild as one might hope the West can get. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Waldo only dreams, now and then, that his parents turn themselves into a squirrel and a prairie dog. Read full book review >

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BARON VON BADDIE AND THE ICE RAY INCIDENT by George McClements
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Bob McLeod's Superhero ABC (2006) and like spoofs will chuckle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a less-than-serious take on the banality of evil, a supergenius Bad Guy discovers that escaping from jail, building giant robots and acting the bully is no fun without a Superhero around to put the kibosh on his schemes. Read full book review >